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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811826/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-piper-attenuatum-methanol-extract-in-lps-stimulated-inflammatory-responses
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You Jin Kim, Jeong Deok, Sunggyu Kim, Deok Hyo Yoon, Gi-Ho Sung, Adithan Aravinthan, Seungihm Lee, Mi-Nam Lee, Suntaek Hong, Jong-Hoon Kim, Young-Jin Son, Jae Youl Cho
Piper attenuatum is used as a traditional medicinal plant in India. One of the substances in P. attenuatum has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, there is insufficient research about the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of action of P. attenuatum. The effects of P. attenuatum methanol extract (Pa-ME) on the production of inflammatory mediators nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), the expression of proinflammatory genes, the translocation level of transcription factors, and intracellular signaling activities were investigated using macrophages...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792498/4-hydroxywogonin-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-raw-264-7-macrophages-and-acute-lung-injury-mice
#2
Chao Fan, Le-Hao Wu, Gu-Fang Zhang, Fangfang Xu, Shuo Zhang, Xiuli Zhang, Lei Sun, Yang Yu, Yan Zhang, Richard D Ye
4'-Hydroxywogonin (4'-HW), a flavonoid, has been isolated from various plants and shown to inhibit NO production in macrophages. However, the molecular mechanisms and its in vivo activity have not been determined. Our study aimed to investigate the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of 4'-HW in vitro and in vivo. We showed that 4'-HW potently reduced the expression levels of COX-2 and iNOS as well as their products, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide (NO) respectively, in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718215/usp18-protects-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance-via-its-dub-activity
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Shimin An, Ling-Ping Zhao, Li-Jun Shen, Siyuan Wang, Kuo Zhang, Yu Qi, Jilin Zheng, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Xue-Yong Zhu, Rong Bao, Ling Yang, Yue-Xin Lu, Zhi-Gang She, Yi-Da Tang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis, impaired insulin sensitivity and chronic low-grade inflammation. However, the pathogenic mechanism of NAFLD is poorly understood, which hinders the exploration of possible treatments. Here, we first report that ubiquitin-specific protease 18 (USP18), a member of the deubiquitinating (DUB) enzyme family, plays regulatory roles in NAFLD progression. The expression of USP18 was down-regulated in the livers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients and high-fat diet (HFD) induced or genetically obese mice...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714004/expression-and-function-of-transforming-growth-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-1-in-gastric-cancer
#4
Yue Yang, Yudong Qiu, Mubai Tang, Zhaoshu Wu, Weidong Hu, Chaobo Chen
The present study aimed to investigate the expression and role of transforming growth factor (TGF) ‑β‑activated protein kinase 1 (TAK1) in human gastric cancer. Immunohistochemistry was performed to investigate the expression of TAK1 in surgical specimens of human gastric cancer tissue and adjacent normal tissue. The association between TAK1 and clinicopathologic factors was analyzed and the association between TAK1 expression and the overall survival rates was evaluated using Kaplan‑Meier curves. In addition, the effect of the TAK1 selective inhibitor 5Z‑7‑oxozeaenol (OZ) on the biological characteristics of MGC803 human gastric cancer cells in vitro were investigated...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713990/inhibition-of-p38mapk-potentiates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-against-myocardial-infarction-injury-in-rats
#5
Zhiling Zhang, Shulan Zhou, Zhiliang Mei, Ming Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in combination with p38 mitogen‑activated protein (MAPK) inhibition against myocardial infarction (MI) injury in rats, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. An MI model was established by ligation of the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery. The rats were divided into four groups: MSC transplantation, p38MAPK inhibitor (SB203580), MSC + SB203580 and model control group. HE staining and a TUNEL assay were performed to evaluate pathological changes and apoptosis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708287/regulation-of-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-ring-finger-protein-rnf114
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Boren Lin, Qi Ke, Douglas W Leaman, Vijay Goel, Anand Agarwal
Normal bone remodeling is a continuous process orchestrated by bone-resorbing osteoclasts and bone-forming osteoblasts, which an imbalance in bone remodeling results in metabolic bone diseases. RANKL, a member of the TNF cytokine family, functions as a key stimulator for osteoclast differentiation and maturation. Here, we report that RNF114, previously identified as a psoriasis susceptibility gene, plays a regulatory role in the RANKL/RANK/TRAF6 signaling pathway that mediates osteoclastogenesis. Our results demonstrated that RNF114 expression was significantly down-regulated in mouse osteoclast precursor cells undergoing RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705245/abscisic-acid-induces-a-transient-shift-in-signaling-that-enhances-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-parasite-killing-in-the-midgut-of-anopheles-stephensi-without-reducing-lifespan-or-fecundity
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Elizabeth K K Glennon, Brandi K Torrevillas, Shannon F Morrissey, Jadrian M Ejercito, Shirley Luckhart
BACKGROUND: Abscisic acid (ABA) is naturally present in mammalian blood and circulating levels can be increased by oral supplementation. We showed previously that oral ABA supplementation in a mouse model of Plasmodium yoelii 17XNL infection reduced parasitemia and gametocytemia, spleen and liver pathology, and parasite transmission to the mosquito Anopheles stephensi fed on these mice. Treatment of cultured Plasmodium falciparum with ABA at levels detected in our model had no effects on asexual growth or gametocyte formation in vitro...
July 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698801/tak1-inhibition-attenuates-both-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-pneumoconiosis
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Jie Li, Chao Liang, Zong-Kang Zhang, Xiaohua Pan, Songlin Peng, Wing-Sze Lee, Aiping Lu, Zhixiu Lin, Ge Zhang, Wing-Nang Leung, Bao-Ting Zhang
Pneumoconiosis, caused by inhalation of mineral dusts, is a major occupational disease worldwide. Currently, there are no effective drugs owing to a lack of potential therapeutic targets during either the inflammation or fibrosis molecular events in pneumoconiosis. Here, we performed microarrays to identify aberrantly expressed genes in the above molecular events in vitro and found a hub gene transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1), which was highly expressed and activated in pneumoconiosis patients as well as silica-exposed rats with experimental pneumoconiosis...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686347/epo-modified-mscs-can-inhibit-asthmatic-airway-remodeling-in-an-animal-model
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Xin-Peng Han, Fang-Qi Zhang, Xiang-Shu Tan, Liang Liu, Wen-Xian Ma, Hai-Feng Ou-Yang, Chang-Gui Wu
OBJECTIVE: There was no effective measures can be obtained at present to reverse or prevent airway remodeling. We investigated the therapeutic effect of Erythropoietin (EPO) gene modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on asthmatic airway remodeling and the possible underlied molecular mechanisms. METHODS: EPO gene was transfected into MSCs via lentivirus vector. The transfected cells (EPO-MSCs) were identi?ed by ?ow cytometry and the EPO secreting function was detected by PCR and western blot...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684329/house-dust-mite-increases-pro-th2-cytokines-il-25-and-il-33-via-the-activation-of-tlr1-6-signaling
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Yong Hyun Jang, Jin Kyeong Choi, Meiling Jin, Young-Ae Choi, Zae Young Ryoo, Hyun-Shik Lee, Pil-Hoon Park, Sun-Uk Kim, Taeg Kyu Kwon, Myoung Ho Jang, Sin-Hyeog Im, Sun Young Moon, Weon Ju Lee, Seok-Jong Lee, Do Won Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim
House dust mite (HDM) has been implicated in the etiology and exacerbation of atopic dermatitis (AD). Diverse factors contribute to HDM allergenicity through the activation of innate immunity. We investigated whether Dermatophagoides farinae extract (DFE) allergens mediate innate immune activation through specific Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in epidermal keratinocytes, DFE-induced murine AD model and human AD lesions. DFE activated the expression of TLR1, TLR6, interleukin (IL)-25, and IL-33 in human primary keratinocytes and HaCaT cells...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674435/e3-ubiquitin-ligase-nedd4-inhibits-ap-1-activity-and-tnf-%C3%AE-production-through-targeting-p38%C3%AE-for-polyubiquitination-and-subsequent-degradation
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Qingjun Liu, Shihui Zhang, Gan Chen, Hong Zhou
p38α plays an important role in many inflammatory diseases, such as skin inflammation, endotoxic shock and arthritis. Ubiquitination is a vital posttranslational modification of proteins and plays a crucial regulatory role in inflammatory cells. It has been reported that ubiquitination of Tak1 and TAB1 upstream of p38α can regulate p38α activation respectively. However, p38α ubiquitination is not yet clear. In this paper, we showed that E3 ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 is a regulatory component of the p38α pathway and is responsible for polyubiquitination of p38α through K48-linked and K63-linked polyubiquitination...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671993/epithelial-cells-detect-functional-type-iii-secretion-system-of-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-through-a-novel-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Yael Litvak, Shir Sharon, Meirav Hyams, Li Zhang, Simi Kobi, Naama Katsowich, Shira Dishon, Gabriel Nussbaum, Na Dong, Feng Shao, Ilan Rosenshine
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), a common cause of infant diarrhea, is associated with high risk of mortality in developing countries. The primary niche of infecting EPEC is the apical surface of intestinal epithelial cells. EPEC employs a type three secretion system (TTSS) to inject the host cells with dozens of effector proteins, which facilitate attachment to these cells and successful colonization. Here we show that EPEC elicit strong NF-κB activation in infected host cells. Furthermore, the data indicate that active, pore-forming TTSS per se is necessary and sufficient for this NF-κB activation, regardless of any specific effector or protein translocation...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668088/transforming-growth-factor-activating-kinase-1-regulates-extracellular-matrix-degrading-enzymes-and-pain-related-molecule-expression-following-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-stimulation-of-synovial-cells-an-in-vitro-study
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Kentaro Uchida, Shotaro Takano, Toshihide Matsumoto, Naoshige Nagura, Gen Inoue, Makoto Itakura, Masayuki Miyagi, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Atsushi Minatani, Hisako Fujimaki, Masashi Takaso
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) pathway is a potential target for the management of osteoarthritis (OA). Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is essential in several cytokine-mediated cascades, including the TNF-α, interleukin-1 (IL-1), and TGF-β pathways. The role of TAK1 in synovial tissue in OA is not fully understood. Using synovial cells harvested from OA patients during surgery, we investigated whether TAK1 inhibition suppresses production of TNF-α-induced extracellular matrix degrading enzymes and expression of pain-related molecules...
July 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659487/mumps-virus-sh-protein-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-by-interacting-with-tnfr1-il-1r1-and-tlr3-complexes
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Stephanie Franz, Paul Rennert, Maria Woznik, Josephine Grützke, Amy Lüdde, Eva Maria Arriero Pais, Tim Finsterbusch, Henriette Geyer, Annette Mankertz, Nicole Friedrich
The mumps virus (MuV) small hydrophobic protein (SH) is a type I membrane protein expressed in infected cells. SH has been reported to interfere with innate immunity by inhibiting TNFα-mediated apoptosis and NF-κB activation. To elucidate the underlying mechanism, we generated recombinant MuVs (rMuVs) expressing either the SH protein with an N-terminal FLAG epitope or lacking SH expression due to the insertion of three stop codons into the SH gene. Using these viruses, we were able to show that SH reduces the phosphorylation of IKKβ, IκBα, and p65 as well as the translocation of p65 into the nucleus of infected A549 cells...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652310/bacterial-nucleotidyl-cyclase-inhibits-host-innate-immune-response-through-suppressing-tak1-activation
#15
Chenxi He, Yilong Zhou, Feng Liu, Haipeng Liu, Hao Tan, Shouguang Jin, Weihui Wu, Baoxue Ge
Exoenzyme Y (ExoY) is a type III secretion system effector found in 90% of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. Although it is known that ExoY is a soluble nucleotidyl cyclase that increases the cytoplasmic levels of nucleoside 3' , 5' -cyclic monophosphates (cNMPs) to mediate endothelial Tau phosphorylation and permeability, its functional role in the innate immune response is still poorly understood. Transforming growth factor β activated kinase-1 (TAK1) is critical for mediating Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling and subsequent activation of NF-κB and AP-1, which are transcriptional activators of innate immunity...
June 26, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651742/strap-positively-regulates-tlr3-triggered-signaling-pathway
#16
Hyunbin D Huh, Eunhye Lee, Jinwook Shin, Boyoun Park, Sungwook Lee
Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling drives the innate immune response by activating nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and interferon regulatory factor (IRF). We have previously shown that STRAP interacts with TAK1 and IKKα along with NF-κB subunit p65, leading to the activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. However, the roles of STRAP in TRIF/TBK1-mediated TLR3 activation and the subsequent type I interferon (IFN) production are not fully elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that STRAP acts as a scaffold protein in TLR3-triggered signaling...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627683/regulatory-role-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-factor-6-in-breast-cancer-by-activating-the-protein-kinase-b-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#17
Hongyu Shen, Liangpeng Li, Sujin Yang, Dandan Wang, Siying Zhou, Xiu Chen, Jinhai Tang
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an endogenous adaptor of innate and adaptive immune responses, and serves a crucial role in tumor necrosis factor receptor and toll‑like/interleukin‑1 receptor signaling. Although studies have demonstrated that TRAF6 has oncogenic activity, its potential contributions to breast cancer in human remains largely uninvestigated. The present study examined the expression levels and function of TRAF6 in breast carcinoma (n=32) and adjacent healthy (n=25) tissue samples...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626608/c-kit-modifies-the-inflammatory-status-of-smooth-muscle-cells
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Lei Song, Laisel Martinez, Zachary M Zigmond, Diana R Hernandez, Roberta M Lassance-Soares, Guillermo Selman, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron
BACKGROUND: c-Kit is a receptor tyrosine kinase present in multiple cell types, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). However, little is known about how c-Kit influences SMC biology and vascular pathogenesis. METHODS: High-throughput microarray assays and in silico pathway analysis were used to identify differentially expressed genes between primary c-Kit deficient (Kit(W/W-v)) and control (Kit(+/+)) SMC. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR and functional assays further confirmed the differences in gene expression and pro-inflammatory pathway regulation between both SMC populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616865/isoacteoside-a-dihydroxyphenylethyl-glycoside-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-blocking-toll-like-receptor-4-dimerization
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Hongwei Gao, Yankun Cui, Naixin Kang, Xin Liu, Yanli Liu, Yue Zou, Ziyu Zhang, Xiaoran Li, Shilin Yang, Ji Li, Chunming Wang, Qiong-Ming Xu, Xiuping Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Isoacteoside (is a phenylethanoid isolated from Monochasma savatieri Franch. ex Maxim., which is an anti-inflammatory herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the exact mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity of isoacteoside is not completely understood. In this study, its anti-inflammatory mechanism was elucidated in mouse macrophages. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The expression of the NF-κB pathway, MAPK pathway, iNOS, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β was evaluated using Western blotting, quantitative real-time PCR or ELISA...
September 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615527/a20-functions-as-mediator-in-tnf%C3%AE-induced-injury-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-through-tak1-dependent-mapk-enos-pathway
#20
Lei Li, Bingqing Huang, Shiyang Song, Hareshwaree Sohun, Zhiheng Rao, Luyuan Tao, Qike Jin, Jingjing Zeng, Rongzhou Wu, Kangting Ji, Jiafeng Lin, Lianpin Wu, Maoping Chu
A20, a negative regulator of nuclear factor κB signaling, has been shown to attenuate atherosclerotic events. Transforming growth factor beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) plays a critical role in TNFα-induced atherosclerosis via endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) uncoupling and NO reduction. In the study, we investigated the hypothesis that A20 protected endothelial cell injury induced by TNFα through modulating eNOS activity and TAK1 signalling. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated by TNFα...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
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